Blackrock Hardware Shade Kits


Black Rock Hardware update April 2019
We are working on building a new structure with some great new changes for 2019.

The poles will breakdown to 62″ and we will now have Lag Bolts for the stakes.

Stay tuned for more details.

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We are not selling these yet. Please stay tuned and make sure you put your name on the list and Join the Facebook page above

To Order:
1st-  Acquaint yourself with the Pick up Instructions to make sure you can pick up on one of the available dates
2nd-  Purchase

3rd-  Go back and sign up for your pick up date

Once again there will be three price tiers. To encourage everyone to buy and pick up early the first 30% of each kit will sell for 15% off and the last 30% will sell for 15 % extra.

Keep reading for more info…

For more than fifteen years burners have trusted Blackrock Hardware to provide reliable, expandable, trip hazard-free shade on the playa.
Along with supporting our camp, all 2018 proceeds are helping to pay for a complete overhaul of our newest mission- Project: EMPIRE.


  • Easy to assemble. Spend less time setting up and more time enjoying your burn.
  • No guy lines to trip over. A set nut/bolt welded to the bottom of each leg holds the leg securely to your re-bar stakes.
  • Easy to pack. Except for the 8′ and 10′ poles, all parts come packed in either a 27 gallon tote or a 5 gallon bucket (depending on the size of the kit).
  • Expandable. Build one big structure out of everyone’s structures or add-on as your camp grows.
  • Durable. After over a decade, our first Blackrock Hardware shade kits are still in use.

Used by the experts. For example: Burning Man Project Founding Board Member Will Roger posted on FBWill Rogers FB comment

Pick Up

Distribution will begin on June 30th  and will end on July 21th. All orders must be picked up from our West Oakland location. Please familiarize yourself with our pick up information now. Questions can be emailed to

Sorry, we are not offering a Gerlach pick up option this year.

Once picked up the structure is yours – no returns – however, we can offer replacement parts if you find any are functionally flawed


To reward early buyers, we are offering a ≈15% discount on the first 30% of kits sold; the final 30% of kits will cost an extra ≈15%. The prices shown reflect the lowest available.


All shade proceeds support the Empire of Dirt theme camp and art. We are very thankful for your contributions!

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4 thoughts on “Blackrock Hardware Shade Kits

  1. I have your 20×24 shade kit and I need qty 4 of your 8×20 shade cloth but I can’t do will call in Oakland for them. Can you ship them and charge me?


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  3. […] up in San Francisco and bring it for you (because they don’t ship), the shade structures from Blackrock Hardware Shade Kits are some of the best I’ve seen. And they’re relatively easy to put up. Also, ask your […]

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